Importing a Floor Plan

The devices in the backup must be added to Aruba Central before importing the floor plan. After importing the floor plan, supported Aruba APs that are not added to Aruba Central will show up as Planned APs. Onboarding Devices is moved to the HPE GreenLake Account Home.

For more information on adding devices, see Onboarding Devices.

To import a floor plan exported from AirWave, Aruba Central, or Ekahau, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, set the filter to one of the options under Sites.

    The dashboard context for the selected site is displayed.

  2. Under Manage > Overview, click Floor Plan.

    The Floor Plan dashboard is displayed.

  3. Click Add Floor.

    The Floor Plan tabs are displayed.

  4. Click the Import tab.
  5. Click Choose File and select the file with the floor plan to import.

    Floor plan backup files created in Aruba Central 2.5.2 and later can now be imported to Aruba Central.

    Aruba Central now supports Ekahau Import of floor plan files that are exported using the Ekahau tool (version You must configure a building before exporting the Ekahau floor plan. While exporting the Ekahau floor plan, the building name should match the site name that is defined in Aruba Central.

    The supported file formats for Ekahau import are ZIP and ESX files; for AirWave import, it is ZIP files. The maximum file size supported for the import file is 250 MB.

  6. Click Import.

    When an import is complete, the UI displays a notification to alert the user. The Imported Sites table displays the import summary information of the last import operation.

After successfully importing the floor plan, a new site or floor gets created only when the site or floor does not exist.

Types of import files: